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One way to share links to networked files
Authored by: Gabs on Mar 24, '09 09:57:28AM

I liked the idea to use Spotlight. Nice - but doesn't work for me. Not to sure about the original tip either - I tried it and Firefox passed the files straight onto whatever normal app would open them (ie Word Doc -> Word). I'm not a big fan of Firefox anymore anyway - and will stick with the easiest way I know of doing this:

Create a new TextEdit set it to plain text mode (hit [Apple]+[Shift]+"T") then drag the file into that window.

Bingo - very little overhead.

AFAIK this works with any text editor (TextWranger, CODA, etc) as well as Terminal. But Terminal will escape spaces)...



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